Explore the world by bicycle. Discover the adventure that awaits you. Inspire others. Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to build your outdoor leadership skills, The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel helps young adults get in the saddle and out on the road by providing the skills and the gear needed for a lifetime of bicycle travel adventure. In return, recipients of The Greg Siple Award will perform an outreach activity to promote bicycle travel and share it with the world.
The Greg Siple Award, named after Adventure Cycling’s cofounder, is open to young adults ages 18 to 30. (Must be 18–30 years old on March 1, 2019.) In its sixth year, The Greg Siple Award was developed in response to Adventure Cycling members’ desire to inspire more young people to travel by bicycle.
Four Greg Siple Awards (two Intro to Bike Travel awards and two Outdoor Leadership awards) are available in 2019 to support cyclists of varying levels of experience. The 2019 application period is over. The 2020 application will open on November 1, 2019.
The winners of the 2019 Greg Siple Award are:
Intro to Road Touring
Briana Cohen, 23, Austin, Texas
Suraj Kushwaha, 22, Princeton, New Jersey
Ana Fajardo, 25, Gainesville, Florida
Mary McGowan, 29, Greenville, South Carolina
Thank you to the Seay Foundation and the Henry Family Foundation for supporting this program.
Photos: Sandra Corso, Saara Snow, Saara Snow
Greg Siple Award winner, Sara Chars, authored this DIY tutorial on making bicycle panniers. Sara led a pannier-making workshop last month as part of her Greg Siple Award outreach project.
Mohamed Ukach was one of the winners of the Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel in 2018. After learning some valuable bike travel skills on Adventure Cycling’s Intro to Road Touring course, Mohamed took nine people on their first bike camping trip in Omaha, Nebraska.